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Happy pumpkins – Halloween party food

Preparation time: | Servings: 6

While I was shopping a few weeks ago, I came across candy eyeballs and I thought that I might use them to make some funny Halloween party food. At that time, I had no idea yet what I was going to make with them... And then, one day, my daughter was not in such a great mood, so to cheer her up a bit, I decided to make something cute for her dessert. I didn't have much time, so it needed to be easy and quick. I opened the fridge, and I saw a cantaloupe melon staring at me. Of course, why not make some funny melon shapes, a healthy and easy dessert, ready in few minutes. And then I remembered the candy eyeballs I had in my cupboard. There were too many to eat them all during the Halloween party, so I used a few to make these happy pumpkin faces. You should have seen my daughter's face! She LOVED it! Happy pumpkins - Halloween party food ideas title


  • 1-2 slices of cantaloupe  melon
  • melted chocolate
  • 12 candy eyeballs
  • 6 toothpicks


Supplies I used



Step1 Cut a slice of cantaloupe melon. It should be as thick as the cookie cutter you will use. Cut pumpkin shapes from the melon slice, you may also use the green part, just under the melon skin, just to add some more color to the little pumpkins.Happy pumpkins - Halloween party food ideas step1
Step2 Use a knife to make two grooves along each melon pumpkin. Use the juice to fix the candy eyeballs. Draw the mouth with the melted chocolate. Mount each melon pumpkin on the toothpick. For the presentation, I have used a green picket fence planter box that had already a floral foam inside, so it was a great base for these happy pumpkin faces:) Enjoy! Happy pumpkins - Halloween party food ideas step2 Happy pumpkins - Halloween party food ideas step2b

Happy pumpkins, Halloween party food ideas

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  • Scarlett Wonder

    These are so cute! Pinning!

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  • Britni

    These are awesome and a great healthy treat as well. I'm not sure I have seen a good cantaloupe in a while but if I can find one, definitely making these for my Halloween playgroup.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    • http://www.kiddiefoodies.com/ Kiddie Foodies

      You should be able to find them still. Make a try, it will be a hit!

      • Britni

        I actually saw the at Costco while I was there today, definitely making these for my Halloween playgroup. Thanks for linking up to the weekend re-Treat link party.

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          Great, have fun!

  • Danelle04

    So cute!

  • Meghan

    This is just adorable!! I love how you made this a healthy treat!

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      Thank Meghan! Well, almost healthy:)

  • Natalie F

    So cute! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

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  • http://www.krystalskitsch.com/ Krystal

    These are SO cute! Thanks for linking up with Time For Mom!

    • http://www.kiddiefoodies.com/ Kiddie Foodies

      Thank you Krystal!

  • Chelsea J

    These are so cute! They would certainly brighten my day, too!

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      I am sure!

  • Cherry

    So cute! And a healthy snack, as well! (Linking up after you at I'm Lovin' It linkup)

  • AG Measuredmom

    SO cute! I love that you used fruit so that there's some health in this Halloween snack :) Thanks for sharing at After School!

    • http://www.kiddiefoodies.com/ Kiddie Foodies

      Thank you! Yes, there is enough sweets around already during Halloween!

  • anyonita green

    These adorable pun'kins put such a smile on my face! :) Just a head's up to let you know you've been featured at Tasty Tuesdays today! Thanks for sharing!

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      Thank you so much!!

  • tavette

    These are VERY cute but I'm missing something here. Where do you make the 2 groves and what is their purpose. What kind of juice did you use to attach the eyes?
    Thanks. Will check back for a response as will definitely save the idea for next year.

    • http://www.kiddiefoodies.com/ Kiddie Foodies

      You can notice the groves just behind the eyes. You just cut with a knife a little bit so the juice comes out from the melon. This is enough for the candy eyes to stick to the melon pumpkin. Hope it is clear now, if not, let me know!

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